The regularization and marketing of gambling have intended to curb unwanted side effects of gambling without condemning the practice itself.
However, they contended that the game was not only sinful in itself, but also served as a “doore and window” in all sorts of ungodly behavior.
Moreover, while most English naturally followed the nobility in deriving encouragement to play from the emerging economic culture, the Puritans understood the ideas of capitalism in a self-denying and therefore more self-righteous, way of to think.
Their perspective came to be identified with “urban bourgeoisie”.
Saints associated diversions that involved betting with both pagan ungodliness and idleness. In England, the Puritans objected to popular recreations as a game because they violated Sabbatarian principles.
The Sins as the game were doubly condemned because they profaned the day of the Lord.
The Puritans argued that an introspective abstinence from both play and work would be the best method of eliminating ungodly diversions on the Sabbath.
In the distinctive blend of the saints of capitalism and Calvinism, the obverse of keeping sacred Sundays, of course, was to work attentively the other six days of the pagan-like days and holidays of the saints who appeared on traditional Catholic calendars.